Thigh Lift Surgery for Patients in Sarasota, FL
Thigh lift surgery is designed to reshape the upper legs by removing excess fat and tightening lax skin, two aesthetic issues that often result from weight loss and the natural aging process. The objective of a thigh lift is to create a smooth, contoured, and well-proportioned appearance. This type of cosmetic plastic surgery may be appropriate for an individual who has been unable to achieve his or her aesthetic goals through weight management and fitness-related efforts. Dr. Alissa M. Shulman performs thigh lifts and other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures at Sovereign Plastic Surgery, the solo practice she founded in Sarasota, FL, in 2009.
Before recommending thigh lift surgery for a patient, Dr. Shulman will discuss a number of factors at length during a personal consultation at her office in Sarasota, Florida. Some of the topics she will address include the patient’s:
- Appearance-related concerns and preferences
- Surgical expectations
- Overall health condition, including allergies and medical treatments
- Medication use, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal remedies
- Prior surgeries
- Tobacco use and alcohol consumption
Dr. Shulman will also carefully assess the patient’s anatomy. Sometimes, if an individual has good skin elasticity that can be expected to naturally conform to a change in body contour, the general effect of a thigh lift may be achieved with liposuction, which is a less invasive procedure. But, liposuction can only remove excess fat — it will have no effect on loose or hanging skin. For a patient who would like to address both issues, thigh lift surgery may be a more appropriate and comprehensive solution.
For more information on how thigh lift surgery can help you achieve sleeker and better-defined upper legs, contact Sovereign Plastic Surgery in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Shulman can recommend the best approach for reducing your inner or outer thighs, helping your legs to become firmer, more youthful-looking, and more proportionate with the rest of your body.